The leadership of All Progressives Congress(APC) has described the allegations by one of its member in the house of representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, against the speaker Yakubu Doagar and other principal officers of the house as embarrassment to the party.
This was disclosed in a letter on Thursday written through its deputy national chairman, north, Lawal Shuaibu
“As you are aware, the party, and indeed the government, has not been happy over the recent development in the house of representatives over the issue of the 2016 budget. We found it embarrassing to have to deal with another new phenomenon you tagged ‘budget padding,’” it said.
“Arising from the series of meetings we held with you over the subject matter, the national working committee had decided to request you to henceforth avoid issuing any public statement on this matter. This includes statements through social media or other means of transmitting an opinion on the matter to the public, as the party is now looking into it towards finding possible solution.”
Jibrin has accused the Speaker and others of padding the 2016 budget with over N30bn